LINE-UP OF LINCS AERIAL SPRAYING CO.PAWNEES AND AUSTERS AT BOSTON 1966
A POTTED HISTORY
Boston Aerodrome has been in use as an airfield since the 1930s perhaps earlier. In the early 30s it played host to Sir Alan Cobhams Flying Circus. It was first used as a crop spraying base in the 1940’s and was the home to the Lincs Aerial Spraying Company between 1966 and 1984 who operated Piper Pawnees and Austers.
A web site has been set up dedicated to the lost art of aerial crop spraying – see www.underthewire.co.uk which features photographs and film footage including pictures and video taken at Boston Aerodrome. A newly released book feauring the chief crop spraying pilot, Digby Goss is also available from the site – Chris the CFI may have some copies for sale too at £12 + P & P.